CDs & Saving

  • Safe Investments: Understanding Money Market Funds

    Money market funds are a good place for larger deposits that will be used for short term purposes. Shareholders need to know how liquid their funds are going to be. In some cases, this depends on the source of funds and also on the type of money market...
    By Finn Orfano August 23, 2011 

  • Saving Money for An Emergency Fund

    Saving money for an emergency fund is important for everyone at all times. Knowing how much to have in an emergency fund is an important financial planning tool that can prevent financial disaster.
    By AlexisW August 23, 2011 

  • Successful Saving Tips and Hints

    Find great successful saving tips that will help you meet your financial goals. How much money should you have in your emergency fund? What should you look for in a CD? Get on the road to financial freedom and learn how to pay yourself first even...
    By Ronda Bowen August 23, 2011 


  • Hidden Fees and Charges Associated With Free Checking Accounts

    As a parent looking to get my 16 year-old her first checking account, I am forced to read tiny print and legal jargon that seems to have been written by sadistic Lilliputians on a type font available only to banking institutions. However, reading and...
    By Olivia Emisar July 30, 2011 

  • Setting Up and Using a Health Savings Account (HSA): Eligibility, Tax Advantages, and Reimbursement

    The Health Savings Account (HSA) is an individual tax-advantaged savings account designed to allow you to save for and pay your medical bills. This article covers determining if you are eligible for an HSA, HSA rules, how to select an administrator...
    By Patricia Tokar, CPA July 26, 2011 

  • Saving for Your Children's Education? What Are the Best Options?

    Excellent schools abound all over the country with fully accredited programs that cost a lot less than Ivy League institutions and will provide your children with excellent credentials and employment opportunities in their chosen field.
    By Olivia Emisar July 22, 2011 


  • Basics of 529 Plans: How They Work

    As parents we want the best for our children and saving for their college education so they can have stability and financial security in their adult lives is something that makes the top of our priority list once that baby is born. Saving is hard, but...
    By Olivia Emisar July 20, 2011 

  • Bonds for Small Investors

    One of the challenges that small investors often face is the limits on how much they can invest. Mini bonds put municipal bond offerings within the reach of everyday investors while helping states, counties and cities raise money. This tax-exempt investment...
    By Finn Orfano July 12, 2011 

  • What is a Callable CD?

    When it comes to saving for retirement or even for special events like family trips, Certificates of Deposit are an easy and relatively safe investment. High yield CDs are popular among most investors. However, that high yield may come with a not so...
    By ShawnTe July 11, 2011 

  • Money Milestones to Aim for by Age 30

    When you reach the age of 30, you will probably have a career focus or at least a steady income. Though many people tend to spend freely and oftentimes get into debt in their 20's, you should aim for some money milestones by the age of 30 in order...
    By Ronda Bowen July 6, 2011 
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